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Boston Marathon Bombing: A Primer

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the defining domestic national security event since 9/11, the Boston Marathon Bombing has played a major role in expanding the power of the security state. Although the media quickly accepted the government’s assertions that it had captured the culprits, that the culprits were “lone wolves” and that there was nothing more to the story, an ongoing exclusive Read More

Another Boston Bombing Witness Beatdown?

Reading Time: 3 minutes The friends of the accused Boston Marathon Bombers have faced intimidation, deportation and even deadly violence. Now another is alleging abuse. Is the apparent jailhouse brutality against Khairullozhon Matanov overreaction to an unruly inmate or part of a bigger pattern of silencing the Tsarnaev brothers’ friends?

BOSTON UPDATE: Another Tsarnaev Friend Arrested, Another Government Leak

Reading Time: 2 minutes Stephen Silva, a friend of accused Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, pleaded not guilty to federal drug and gun charges. Publicly, the authorities say his arrest has nothing to do with the Boston Marathon bombing. So why are anonymous law enforcement sources saying Silva had the pistol Tsarnaev and his brother used to murder a police officer and shoot at others?